Dear Church Family,
What a busy September this is shaping up to be! Kudos to all of those who volunteered at the Lions Club’s Pinedorado event last weekend, despite record setting temperatures that made us all a little weak in the knees!
Sunday, September 10: 2 services, at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Sunday, September 17: A very special Sunday indeed! During our 2nd service (10:30 am), The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Bexley-Seabury Seminary, will confer upon Father Brian his doctorate degree. As Roger has emphasized, this is a degree that is also in many ways, one being conferred upon our congregation, since we all participated in Father Brian’s degree program by completing surveys, critiquing sermons, etc. So please plan to attend, or, if attending the early service, please plan to double back for the coffee hour after the 10:30 service.
Speaking of September 17 Coffee Hour…Nancy Allen will be coordinating this very special coffee hour but is looking for volunteers to help with set-up at 11:30 on Saturday, or clean-up on Sunday. Please call her to be added to the list of volunteers: 927-5373. Note: If you have a special recipe/dish that you would like to bring, please call and discuss it with her. Thank you!
Beautification Day- Please RSVP to Mary Brockman 924-1450, to sign up for our Sept 23rd clean-up effort. We want to make sure there is enough food for everyone. We are still in need of some green cans that can be filled at our parishioners’ residences to help reduce dump fees.
Sunday October 1st: “Cheese” and pie! As a gift to Father Brian, we are planning a congregational photo to be taken on October 1, after the 9:30 am service. Immediately after the photo shoot, we will hold the Annual Pie Social. So plan to come and say, “Cheese”, then stay for some tasty pie.
Note: We are also hoping to have extra copies of the congregational photo available for purchase; however, our contract does not include individual or small group sittings.
Anna Mae is doing MUCH better and would love to hear from you! 543-0210
Women’s Gathering Reading Jesus: The Human Face of God
This ecumenical discussion group, led by the Rev. Donna Ross, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 4. We meet in St. Paul's Library, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. All women of St. Paul’s (and interested friends) are invited to join us as we look at the life and meaning of Jesus through the writing of Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College. To see an interview with Jay Parini on the PBS Newshour (8 minutes) go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion-july-dec13-jesus_12-25/
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register for these discussions (and get a copy of the book) email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 927-1989.
Mysterious Brown Paper Bags- We are tidying up here and there. The large pile of paper bags that have been left in the choir robing room are now located in the bottom of the choir closet. FYI for whomever has been storing them on top of the choir file cabinet…
Your Short and Sweet Updates are publishing a day early this week, as the office will be closed tomorrow, September 7.
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